It’s the 20th February and it’s the YouTube monetization deadline. And you’ve not met it. What does that mean for your channel? Hello, folks welcome back to vidIQ, my name is Rob. If this is your first time here we are the youtube tool and channel that aims to help you get more views in less time. Our tool is, of course, free to download, a link is in the description and while you’re at it subscribe to our channel and click on the notification bell to make sure you don’t miss any of our content. Let’s kick this video off with a question. If you haven’t met the YouTube Partner Programas of today how are you feeling about it all? I’m going read those comments and try and give you some advice. To put all this into context the YouTube PartnerProgram changed at the beginning of January. New requirements are but if you don’t have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000hours of watch time your content won’t be eligible for monetization.
We’ve got loads of videos on the subject so check them out if you want to know more information about it.
February 20th was a kind of grace period for any video creators that were currently monetized but then we’re going to get removed from monetization because of-of these new requirements and here we are. If you are affected by these changes you should have received an email by YouTube now stating exactly what’s going to happen. If you want to know when you’re going to reach the new requirements again we, of course, do have a free tool at vidIQ which shows you the progress to four thousand hours of watch time and 1000 subscribers through our real-time stats bar so if you don’t have VidIQ now’s a great opportunity to download it. It is free for this particular tool. As well as losing monetization on your channel there has been a lot of concern about what other tools you might lose from YouTubesuch as live streaming, video cards, custom URLs. We’ve already done a very quick video on this particular topic so if you want to check that out right now click here. If you have been earning revenue from monetization here are some of the basics. Up until now, you will have been earning revenue into your AdSense account. Adsense accounts usually payout at $100 month by month but for a lot of smaller YouTube creators such as yourself chances are you’ve probably not hit that threshold yet so your money, maybe 40 60 80 dollars, is currently stuck in that Adsense account and it’s gonna get stuck there for a while longer if you’re no longer monetised. Now in recent weeks, I’ve seen a lot of YouTubers really worried about this money being stuck in their AdSense account then maybe YouTube’s going to claw it back because you personally can’t get hold of it. That’s not the case. If you do want to get access to this money right now what you can do is close your AdSense account and Adsense will send out a check to you. But I really recommend against doing that. You’re closing the Adsense account which gives you all sorts of opportunities and revenue in the future so are you really gonna aim for very short-term gain and miss out on a longterm lucrative opportunity if you do start to become successful with your YouTube channel in the future. If you’re not earning your revenue through Adsense and it comes through a multi-channel network such as full screen or scale labs then obviously you’ll need to contact your respective multi-channel network for more information. Now to all of you small channel video creators who saw these requirements in January and just thought that’s not going to affect me this is just another challenge and I’m going to strive towards it and hit those goals and you have done before the deadline, massive thumbs up, big congratulations. You all deserve a big shout out so make sure to post those success stories in the comments below and I’ll be reading them and definitely posting them on Twitter well done to you guys and girls. Now if you haven’t hit those targets just yet here’s some help from us here at vidIQ.
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If you want to learn how to get 1000 subscribers we’ve got a 10 tips video here and if you want to learn how to get to 4,000 hours of watch time we’ve got another 10 tips video here check them both out. Hopefully, they’ll help you on your way. To paraphrase many of the things we’ve talked about here on vidIQ recently, the goal of monetization is about this begin the grand scheme of things. The opportunity to spread a message you’re passionate about to a global audience and impact lives is infinite.
Let’s put this a different way: why are you watching this video right now? Is it because we think you’re going to give us some money for vidIQ or is it because you think you can trust us to give you some valuable information about growing your channel whether it costs any money or not? I’ll let you decide that one. And of course, if you’re still not happy with the way YouTube monetize. You have so many other ways to monetize your content that you’re in so much more control of and have potential to earn a lot more from. For example, you have affiliate links you have Patreon or crowdsourcing or donation platforms, you can have paid sponsorship of your channel, brand deals, even merchandising. And as always you have the option to choose an entirely different video platform where you think you’ve got more opportunity to monetize your content. So it’s a 2nd February the deadline is here what happens next? Is this the end of your YouTube story or just another chapter on that road to success. If its the latter: enjoy the rest of your video-making day see you again soon.
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